Cargolux, a Luxembourg-based cargo airline, has introduced a new business unit, Aquarius Aerial Firefighting (Aquarius AFF), focused on wildfire suppression. The unit has received three Air Tractor AT-802F Fire Boss aircraft and plans to expand to twelve over the next three years. Cargolux CEO Richard Forson stated that the company aims to address CO2 emissions and protect lives and livelihoods threatened by wildfires. The Fire Boss is an amphibious aircraft, capable of scooping up to 3,200 liters of water from lakes or rivers for rapid reloads during firefighting missions. The aircraft is designed to operate in diverse terrains and conditions. Operations are expected to begin in Europe by May 2024.
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**Introducing Aquarius Aerial Firefighting: New Launch by Cargolux!**
Luxembourg-based cargo airline, Cargolux, has taken its operational game to new heights with the launch of Aquarius Aerial Firefighting (Aquarius AFF), a specialized business unit dedicated to wildfire suppression. This newly inaugurated unit is geared towards addressing the root causes of CO2 emissions by actively participating in wildfire containment efforts. Aquarius AFF has made a bold statement with the recent acquisition of three Air Tractor AT-802F Fire Boss aircraft, with plans for expansion to twelve planes by the next three years.
In the bold words of Richard Forson, Chief Executive Officer at Cargolux, “Over the past years, we have witnessed wildfires becoming a growing global issue that requires a rapid response. As a responsible corporate citizen, I see it as our responsibility to help tackle this problem.” Cargolux is dedicated to making Aquarius Aerial Firefighting an integral part of the solution.
*Fun Fact: The Air Tractor AT-802F Fire Boss is designed to efficiently scoop up to 3,200 liters (845 gallons) of water from lakes or rivers for rapid reloads, and it can operate in diverse terrains and conditions, so it’s ready for any challenge!*
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